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 Posted: Mon Apr 10th, 2017 12:09 am
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Gary Sanchez's sophomore season has come to an early and sudden halt.
The New York Yankees announced that the young catcher has been placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a right biceps strain in Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Manager Joe Girardi told reporters after the game that the team will "evaluate him in a couple of days," and added that Sanchez may undergo additional tests in New York. There's no timetable for his return.
Girardi added that the Yankees will recall catcher Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A to fill Sanchez's roster spot, according to Bryan Hoch of Higashioka will be active for Sunday's series finale in Baltimore.
Sanchez appeared to suffer the injury while taking a swing against Kevin Gausman in the fifth inning. He was then replaced in the at-bat by backup catcher Austin Romine. The 24-year-old phenom told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he felt his arm "pull" on the swing, and will visit a doctor early next week.
Sanchez was off to a slow start through his first four games of 2017, hitting just .167 (3-for-18) with one home run and three strikeouts.